Autumn Inspired Eats AND Drinks

Tajima Green Coconut Curry Ramen (courtesy photo)

September 22nd marked the beginning of fall and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate, including new delicious seasonal food and drinks around San Diego! We’ve compiled some of the tastiest dishes and drinks to help you kick off the new season.

Everyone’s favorite coffee and bagel shop, Spill the Beans, is toasting to autumn by bringing back their seasonal sips. You’ll love the Maple Blondie, made with white chocolate, brown sugar, maple, milk, and espresso. Or opt to order the Basic Witch, comprised of pumpkin, vanilla espresso and milk. You can even substitute a milk alternative if that’s more your style!

Throughout the rest of September and October, all of Tajima’s six locations will be featuring the specialty Green Coconut Curry Ramen. This tasty bowl, which consists of Tajima’s original green coconut curry broth, spinach noodles, chicken chashu, fish sauce, half a ramen egg, bamboo shoots, bell peppers, basil, bean sprouts, lime wedge, and sesame seeds, is sure to keep you warm as the air gets chillier.

If curling up on the couch under a cozy blanket sounds like the perfect way to welcome fall, why not take it up a notch with a piping hot pizza? Mr. Moto features a Smoky Greens pie, reminiscent of a bonfire on a cool, crisp evening. After just one bite of crust, topped with homemade garlic paste, spinach, ricotta, garlic, and a drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze, and it will be impossible not to finish the whole pizza. You can place your order online, through the Mr. Moto website, for carryout or delivery.

Open for limited indoor and patio dine-in, take-out and delivery, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy Shabu Works this fall. First select your soup base and meats, which include choices like pork belly and lamb shoulder. Then load up on veggies, including seasonal favorites like cabbage, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms and more. You can’t go wrong with any ingredient you add, as everything Shabu Works offers is fresh and tasty.

Known for their extensive list of brews, including the Chrispy Boilager, Original 40 Brewing Company also features a menu full of dishes that pair perfectly with any of the beers on tap. You can’t go wrong with the OG40 Homemade Chili, a hearty dish made with angus beef, black beans, corn, celery, black peppers, and onions, topped with cotija cheese and poblano corn crema. Or try the Poutine Style French Fries, piled high with shredded short rib, house beer cheese, and adobo sauce, with Vermont cheddar cheese and chives.

There is nothing like sipping on a good whisky as the weather cools, and barleymash just added a few new options to their corks, cans & sips menu! Jack Daniel’s Eric Church Single Barrel and Weller FullProof are just two of the new additions you’re sure to enjoy. And if you consider yourself more of a cocktail afficionado, try Loud Noises – a combo of Old Forester Rye Whiskey, honey, lemon, and peach bitters.